The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales is a collection of traditional stories and legends retold by Joseph and James Bruchac. The authors and storytellers have selected twenty-four appropriate legends and organized them into cultural regions such as the Northeast, the Arctic, and the Great Plains. Each cultural region has a one page description of the region's peoples, geography, and cultural lifestyles. For example, in the Northeast section, there is a Seneca story about the origin of stories; a Delaware legend about how a girl helped thunder; and a Wampanoag legend about the Good Giant. Stories from the following nations are retold: Cherokee, Seminole, Creek, Choctaw, Cheyenne, Lakota, Blackfoot, Pawnee, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo, Maidu, Miwok, Pomo, Wiyot, Salish, Yakima, Wasco, Aluutiq, Inuit, and Koyukon Albabascan. Occasional paintings are placed throughout this children's book. As always the Bruchac duo have produced a great read-aloud collection for all school and public libraries. Recommended. ATOS Reading Level: 5.2. Reading Counts Reading Level: 4.8. Lexile Measure: 820.